Initially built by NASA to set lines for the Las Vegas casinos in the late 1950s (Who do you think funded the Apollo missions? The government? It was the mob …), The Sin City Betbot 6000 calculated lines for more than 30 years. The Betbot was given various upgrades through the years, not always with the best equipment, but he was very good at setting lines, and living the good life.
The Betbot was de-commissioned in 1990 after San Francisco destroyed Denver in the Super Bowl. The 45-point spread simply fried a number of the Betbot’s wires and he retired. The Betbot was discovered by fantasysharks.com and retooled to give fantasy advice. He lives now to give his own unique, well-cultured take on the NFL. The Sin City Betbot 6000 Presents is transcribed by Joe Petrizzi and Tom Walls because, “typing … BZZT … is a dame’s job.”
It’s my favorite time of the year – when you – the Sharks, write an article for me!
We’re voting for fantasy’s MVPs and LVPs. Please … BZZT… see the nominations below, and vote in the linked threads below!
There was a lot of argument on how ‘value’ is defined. I didn’t bleeping define value, because then a simple equation could be referenced to determine the awards … And that’s no fun, is it?
MVP QB –
Aaron Rodgers – “
Aaron Rodgers is absurdly good. He’s 60 points clear of the field this season. He’s nearly doubling up the baseline QB’s ppg.”–
Drew Brees – “
Easily Drew Brees. He’s the best QB in the league and shows it every week. Drew Brees is the only choice here.”–
Cam Newton – “
Cam strictly b/c of the value. Rodgers cost you a 1st round pick, so he’s expected to produce.”–
Tim Tebow – “
MVP RB –
– “Wire to Wire, it’s been Shady … guy is having a remarkable season”–
(Editor’s Note – Best Shark Tank username – EVER)
– “Marshawn Lynch for his ADP has a real chance of carrying people to a Championship.”–
Arian Foster – “
Arian Foster…….losing 2 QB`s, star WR and the defenses keying on him and he still produces”–
Ray Rice – “
Double-R for sure. Pretty much single-handed carried my team and others on a CONSISTENT bases.”–
Darren Sproles – “
My pick for fantasy RB MVP is Darren Sproles… in PPR leagues he was money, and he didn’t go until between the 11th and 13th rounds in most leagues. If he’s on your team, you probably made your fantasy playoffs.”-
MVP WR/TE –
– “Rob Gronkowski is having a season for the ages. He’s already set the TE single season TD record and he’s got three more games yet to play. He’s arguably a top 5 overall player, which is something that guys like Gonzalez, Gates, and Sharpe never pulled off.”–
Victor Cruz – “
I would give the nod to Victor Cruz, since he actually came off the WW & that is a big plus, as virtually anyone could have picked him up.”-
Remember that stat about Gronk? Welker would be only the second WR since 2005 to best his numbers if they keep pace.”–
Steve Smith – “Steve Smith from the Panthers
. His performance last year had many fantasy pundits declaring him washed up and not worth a roster spot… especially because he had a rookie QB that was going to be throwing him the ball. Whoops. Back to the drawing board, pundits.”–
AJ Green – “…
A.J Green for WR considering where they were drafted and for consistency.”-
LVP QB –
Mike Vick is LVP. He was drafted in the first round and likely killed many teams that picked him up.”–
Philip Rivers – “
Right now, Rivers is sitting at 24 turnovers & he will probably get to the 4,000 yard mark & 28 TD’s – but it has not been pretty & he has let every FF owner down for a majority of the year, especially the horrible stretch from weeks #7-12, where he really only had 1 good game. That killed a lot of FF owners & there are probably very few Rivers owners left. The turnover number is really astounding & he just hasn’t been what you drafted. “–
Josh Freeman – “
Josh Freeman underwent some ugly regression this year.”–
Donovan McNabb – “
McNabb. He wasn’t trusted in FF but I think he deserves to be outed here.”–
– “Sam Bradford was a sneaky backup play for QB, but the joke was on anyone who drafted him – he has been terrible all season and frankly shouldn’t even be on redraft rosters at this point.”-
LVP RB –
The award should be re-named the Chris Johnson Trophy. I don’t see how he can’t go down as one of the all-time fantasy busts.
Double Dwayne Bowe
Hillis WAS hurt for a sizable portion of the season. I keep him here though because of how he pretty much turned his back on the Browns at the mid-point of the season.
Rashard Mendenhall – “
Top 10 draft pick with more sub-15 point games than even CJ2K? Couple that with lack of production against soft defenses, constantly looking no better than Redman, and missing the late season push CJ provided thus far.
Editor’s note – Missing time due to injury does not automatically disqualify a player from winning the LVP award. It’s your award, so you can discount injury as much as you want. The winner should be the player at this position that you currently hate the most. I want to see the hatred flow back to him in the voting booth (figuratively speaking).
Jamaal Charles – “
Charles wasn’t even worth a bag of M&Ms after the injury.
Darren McFadden – “
Injuries doesn’t count you say? In the case of Jamal Charles I do agree. But not when it comes to Dr Glass. The promise of him playing has kept him on FF rosters all year long – severely handicapping his owners to scramble for back up help. Lisfranc is season ending Raiders. Act accordingly.
LVP WR/TE –
Reggie Wayne has been healthy all year and is playing for an awful football team. For an elite WR, that can be a recipe for extreme fantasy success, even without a great QB (Brandon Lloyd ‘10, Calvin Johnson ‘08, Larry Fitzgerald ‘05). Instead Reggie Wayne looks like he’s not even the best WR on his team.
DeSean Jackson – “
It was all on him – all that talent wrapped up in an ego that knows no bounds. Jackson gets my vote.
Second TE off the board, ahead of Welker in most ADP’s, and yet outside of his one big game he’s averaged less than Scott Chandler.
Dallas Clark – “
I realize that his draft position was assuming a healthy Manning, but even so, good players still perform at some sort of a decent level regardless of who is throwing them the ball. Clark completely disappeared. Forget Manning, forget your team going win-less, just have enough self pride to actually go out there and do SOMETHING once in a while. He should be so ashamed at the complete lack of heart he showed, he should retire from the NFL and go directly into Real Estate sales like most other washed-up sports heroes.
Chad Ochocinco – “
Looking at pre-season rank and failure to produce fantasy points Chad Ochocinco is the bust of the year. Non PPR Yahoo (I know they are not great, but they are easy to search) had Chad ranked 64 overall (not WRs, but all offense). Ocho only has 19 fantasy points. By far the least amount in the top 75 fantasy players. Other busts were hurt or had injuries to their QBs. Chad has just stunk up the joint all on his own.
So long for now, and remember, “Showgirls and gin my friends, showgirls and … BZZT … gin.”